The Vollrath - 47713 - 3/8 inch Cut Potato/French Fry Cutter allows for the easy and efficient cutting of French fries, making it a great choice for a restaurant setting. The 47713 features a frame made from nickel-plated cast iron, so it’s durable and resilient, even in environments with heavy volumes of food preparation. The V trough cutting area is made from stainless steel, which is sanitary and will not retain flavors of foods previously cut on the Vollrath 3/8 inch Cut Potato/French Fry Cutter (47713). The French fry cutting area allows for quick and precise slicing of potatoes into consistent shapes every time. This cutter will give your French fries a unique homemade look, differentiating them from store-bought fries.
This can be used to cut sweet potatoes.
Unfortunately, no, this cutter should not be used to cut sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are much denser than regular potatoes and will cause the cutter blades to break. In fact, the best (and safest) way to slice and dice up sweet potatoes is with a very sharp knife that has a granton edge (so the slices don't stick to the blade). However, in researching the fastest way to cut sweet potatoes, we found suggestions on microwaving or parboiling the sweet potato for a short period of time, which will soften them up enough to go through a cutter such as this. The problem we see with this method is that if the sweet potato is overcooked, you'll end up with a mushy mess.
In regards to the Vollrath 3/8" Cut Potato/French Fry Cutter the part you need depends on which side the replacement guide rod is on. There is both a short thread and a long thread guide rod (parts 45614-1 and 45613-1 respectively). Here is a parts break down http://www.etundra.com/ShowDocument.aspx?fileId=259064 which details each piece of the fry cutter. Once you've determined which guide rod you need to replace, give our friendly sales staff a call at 1-888-388-6372 and we'll be happy to order it for you.
Yes, I have added a link below to the replacement cut blade assembly. https://www.etundra.com/restaurant-parts/prep-equipment-parts/potato-cutters/vollrath-45749-1-three-eighths-in-cut-blade-assembly/